Philippines

Senate

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Kongreso (Congress)
Chamber name
Senado (Senate)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
6

Notes: Parliamentary term: 6 years; one-half of the membership is renewed every 3 years

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1925 to 1937
from 1947 to 1972
from 1979 to 1985
from 1987
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Senate
Speaker
Francis Joseph G. Escudero (Male)
Date of birth: 10 Oct 1969
Term
20 May 2024
Additional information

Elected on 20 May 2024.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Secretary
Secretary General
Renato N. Bantug, Jr. (Male)
Term
25 Jul 2022
Notes

Elected on 25 July 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
24
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
24
Current number of members
24
Men
17
Women
7
Percentage of women
29.2%
Statutory number of members per country 
340
Population (in thousands)
113,880
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
347,195

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
55.8
(2022-07)
Youngest member
Mark Villar (Male)
Youngest member (years)
44
Oldest member
Cynthia A. Villar (Female)
Oldest member (years)
72
Number of members, by age (2022-07)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 0 0 1 4 9 3 0 0 0 17
Female 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0 0 7
Totals per age interval 0 0 0 1 5 12 5 1 0 0 24
Total <= 45: 1 Total >= 46: 23
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
0.0% 0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
4.2% 4% 0.0%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Voluntary political party quotas.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No